Step back in time

Explore our stories about South Queensferry

THE ROYAL NAVY IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR (Q 74233) HMS Champion of the 2nd Battlecruiser Squadron, 13th Flotilla, leaving the Firth of Forth. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205319021

Queensferry at War

Read about the town’s role in World War I. The people, the places and their amazing stories.

Fit for a Queen

“Queensferry (the Passage of the Queen) derives its name from Margaret, Queen of Malcolm Canmore, a Princess celebrated for her charitable and beneficent virtues. She frequented the passage much, and was a great patroness of the place; hence the name by which it is now distinguished, certainly originated.”

(from a Statistical Account of Scotland)

Picture: St Margaret, portrayed in the chapel bearing her name at Edinburgh Castle. Picture by Kjetil Bjørnsrud, New York. CC BY 2.5. More info here.

Queensferry in postcards

See images of South Queensferry in the early twentieth century.

Lest We Forget

Discover the people named on the war memorials in South Queensferry and Dalmeny. More here and here

This website is made possible with the support of The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Thanks to National Lottery players, we have been able to deliver our Queensferry At War project. More here.

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Find out more about the Queensferry History Group and how you can get involved.